Download the client for your operating system
before starting. Make sure for follow any post installation steps described on
the downloads page.
Initializing your device for the first time
Plug in your device and start the client
Click "Initialize the device for the first time"
Choose an device password. Ideally it should be randomized, longer than
twelve characters and not a password you have used anywhere else. If you
create a new password for Signet it may be a good idea to write down the
password for a short time until you have it memorized.
Press initialize and wait for the initialization process to complete.
Initialization will zero out the device’s memory and use random data
generated both on the device and the host to setup authentication and
Unlocking your device
Enter your device password and press "Unlock"
Follow prompts to configure the client. Make sure you configure your
keyboard layout if it is not English(US). You may also want to enable
automatic backups on the system if you are running on your primary
Adding data to your device
Once you have unlocked your device you are ready to add data to it. To add
new data to Signet:
Select the kind of data you want to add with the pulldown menu below the
Click the "+" button next to the search bar
Fill out the required fields in the entry creation dialog as desired (you
can edit them later)
At this point you can create extra fields to store additional information.
To do this:
Enter a field name in the "new field" section at the bottom of
Choose the data type of the extra field
Press the "+" button next to the field name
An extra field should appear. You can now set its value
Finally to create the entry:
Press the "Create" button
Press the Signet device button
Accessing your data
The data type pulldown near the top of the window selects which kind of
entries are visible in the window. To perform an action on an entry you have
created either right click on the entry in the view or press one of the toolbar
buttons at the bottom of the window. Either by right clicking on an entry or
clicking one of the toolbar buttons at the bottom of the window you can perform
a variety of actions. The available actions are different depending on the data
type but the ability to open, delete, and browse to a URL associated with the
entry are always available.
For account entries there are buttons to login to the account (type username
then password), type the username, type the password. Though the right click
menu you may also copy the login fields to the clipboard. Note that typing
operations will cause Signet to become backgrounded to make it easy to select a
destination text box for the data. When you have selected where you need the
data typed press the device button. When you need to access the client again
just press the device button again and it will come back to the foreground.
This guide is meant to help you get started with the basics of Signet and
does not describe all of it's features. For additional help go to the